Missing Veterans?

We’re going to first start off by recapping all of the veteran players who will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship. For the purpose of this list only North American players who were competing at the 2015 Call of Duty World Championship that will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship will be listed.

Summary:

- Replays won’t be at the 2016 World Championship after winning in 2015.

- World Champions Teepee, Merk, Nadeshot, and Mirx will all not be in attendance. Mboze, Sharp, Censor, Proofy, and Phizzurp (some of the biggest personalities in Call of Duty) will all also not be competing in the event.

- Burns, Anticity, Dedo, Neslo, Sinful, Lawless, Reppin, Wolf, and Godlike will also not be in attendance.

- 19 of 56 of last year’s competitors will not be in attendance this year as competitors.

James ‘Replays’ Crowder will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 1st last year under Denial eSports and taking home $100,000 for himself. Denial eSports as an organization will also not be represented at the World Championship. Crowder will be in attendance at the event as a personality (caster/analyst). His former teammates (Attach, Clayster, and Jkap) will all be competing at the event. Crowder most recently competed at the 2016 North American CWL Stage 1 Playoffs where he took home 5th — 6th while playing with Luminosity Gaming (Spacely, John, and Saints).

Marcus ‘Mboze’ Blanks will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 4th last year under Prophecy. Prophecy as an organization will also not be represented at the World Championship. Blanks’ last event was the 2016 North American CWL Stage 1 Relegation where he was used as a substitute for Team Kaliber; replacing Goonjar who had visa issues while attempting to travel to the event.

Matthew ‘Burns’ Potthoff will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 5th last year under Automatic Reload. Automatic Reload as an organization will also not be represented at the World Championship. Potthoff failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with Next Threat (Censor, Maux, and Silly).

Spencer ‘Anticity’ Askins will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 5th last year under Automatic Reload. The last event Askins competed in was the 2016 North American CWL Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament where he placed 9th — 12th with ‘Happy Hour’ (Tipsy, Burnsoff, and Colechan).

Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 7th last year under Optic Gaming — Haag’s last event. Haag recently showed some life within the scene as the owner of 100 Thieves who competed in Stage 2 of the North American CWL — this team has since then disbanded.

Brandon ‘Sharp’ Rodgers will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 8th last year under Team Kaliber. Rodgers last competed at the North American CWL Stage 1 Relegation with Team Kaliber (Mboze, Theory, and Neslo) where they failed to requalify for Stage 2.

Joey ‘Merk’ Deluca will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 9th — 12th last year under Team EnvyUs. Deluca’s last event was the 2016 North America CWL Stage 1 Relegation where Team Liquid (Burnsoff, Apathy, and Study) failed to qualify for Stage 2. Deluca will be in attendance at the event as a caster/personality.

Kenneth ‘Dedo’ Dedo will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 9th — 12th last year under Strictly Business. Dedo failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with BitterSweet (Hippi, Buck, and Copier).

Jeremy ‘Neslo’ Olsen will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 9th — 12th last year under Team Orbit. Olsen failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with Echo Fox (Proofy, Cyborg, and Sinful).

Jonathan ‘Sinful’ Baez will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 9th — 12th last year under Team Orbit. Baez failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with Echo Fox (Proofy, Cyborg, and Neslo).

Phillip ‘Phizzurp’ Klemenov will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 9th — 12th last year under Team Orbit. Klemenov failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with H2K (Mirx, Fears, and Legal).

Ryan ‘Lawless’ Lawless will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 9th — 12th last year under Team Orbit. Lawless’ last event was the 2016 CWL North American Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament where he placed 13th — 16th with Team Orbit (Accuracy, Pacman, and Whea7s).

Doug ‘Censor’ Martin will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 13th — 16th last year under Faze Black. Martin failed to qualify via the online qualifier while playing with Next Threat (Maux, Silly, and Burnsoff).

Jordan ‘Proofy’ Cannon will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 13th — 16th last year under Faze Black. Cannon failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with Echo Fox (Cyborg, Neslo, and Sinful).

Tyler ‘Teepee’ Polchow will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 13th — 16th last year under Optic Nation. Polchow’s last event was the North American CWL Stage 1 playoffs where he placed 5th — 8th with Team EnvyUs (Aches, Slasher, and Jkap). Polchow will be in attendance at the event as a caster/personality.

Marcus ‘Mirx’ Carter will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 13th — 16th last year under Optic Nation. Carter failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with H2K (Phizzurp, Fears, and Legal).

Jake ‘Reppin’ Trobaugh will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 13th — 16th last year under Below Zero. Below Zero as an organization will not be represented at the World Championship. Trobaugh failed to qualify through the online qualifier while playing with Meme Team (Danglez, Saintt, and Examples)

Brennen ‘Wolf’ Lockhart will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 13th — 16th last year under Below Zero. Lockhart’s last event was the MLG World Finals in 2015 (Advanced Warfare) where he placed 25th — 28th with Mutiny (Evasion, Cells, and Stringo).

Zack ‘Godlike’ Goldstein will not be competing at the 2016 Call of Duty World Championship after placing 13th — 16th last year under Below Zero. Goldstein did not attempt to qualify for the 2016 World Championship.